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Boeing: Africans increasingly turning to air travel

4-Jul-2011 12:14 PM

Boeing stated at Routes Africa that Africans are increasingly turning to air travel to overcome road and rail infrastructure insufficiencies, which will lead to a doubling of capacity over a 20-year period (Routes Africa, 02-Jul-2011). Traffic in Africa is expected to grow at a rate of 5.1%, above the expected 4.4% GDP improvement, while freight will increase by 2.5%. Boeing predicts a market of 800 new aircraft in African between now and 2030.